500,000 N-95 masks reached Pakistan from China: SAPM

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ISLAMABAD: Dr. Zafar Mirza Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services (NHS) said that the 500,000 N-95 masks reached Pakistan from China for our medical professionals.

On Wednesday morning, the Chinese government together with Alibaba Foundation sent a cargo plane to Pakistan carrying several tonnes of medical supplies, including N95 and surgical masks, which was due to arrive in Karachi on March 25.

Pakistan’s “brother and friend” China has helped by making immense contributions to help combat the virus, said Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal addressing a press briefing earlier. He expressed gratitude to the government and people of China for planeload of needed supplies on behalf of Pakistani nation.

Dr. Mirza also said that it has been also decided that a parliamentary committee will be made comprising the Member Parliaments (MPs) to oversee the COVID-19 situation.

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